Date: 31st August 2012 at 10:17am
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The Daily Mail say that Fulham have accepted a £7million bid from Aston Villa for Clint Dempsey.

See the latest tweets from Villa press guys on Dempsey: Clint Dempsey To Villa? Reports Just In!

The 29-year-old has apparently been frozen out by Martin Jol because the US striker didn`t keep quiet on his wish to leave this summer. Liverpool have been linked with him also.

InsideFutbol say that Vitesse has blocked Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony from moving to Villa.

James Nursey at The Mirror repeats the links to a double swoop for Christian Benteke and Dale Stephens today. He also says that Randy Lerner has instructed Lambert to buy young players.

Press tweets so far today re: transfer deadline day: The Word On The Tweet – Transfer Deadline Day 1

James Nursey also says Villa have made a move Lazio’s forward Mauro Zarate as reported yesterday: Argentinian Striker Linked – Villa Transfer Talk

An interesting snippet in The Birmingham Mail says Aston Villa are competing with West Ham to sign Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun on loan.

The Express & Star say that Villa are hoping they can offload both Alan Hutton and Stephen Warnock who have both, as we know, been told they aren`t in the new managers plans.

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